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How to Roast Parsnips in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp

Let me show you how to roast parsnips in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp, it's so easy! We're going to use both the pressure cooking and air frying functions of the Duo Crisp (you can also use your air fryer lid and the oven or air fryer, of course)
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British


  • Instant Pot


  • 500 g-1 kg parsnips you'll see I only cooked a few for the photos, you can fit much more! Just make enough for how many people you're feeding (plus leftovers)
  • 500 ml water cold
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Rinse and peel the parsnips and slice them lengthways in twos or fours, depending on their size. Place in a steamer basket.
  • Pour 500 ml cold water into the inner pot. Place steamer basket inside. If your steamer basket doesn’t have feet to lift it above the water, place it on a trivet / steamer rack as we want to steam under pressure above the water.
    Prepared parsnips in mesh steamer basket in the inner pot of the Instant Pot Duo Crisp
  • Check that the sealing ring is properly in place. Press Steam and programme 5 minutes. At the end of pressure cooking time, do a quick pressure release.
    Instant pot Duo Crisp Roast Parsnips programmed pressure cooking time
  • Remove the basket from the inner pot drain the liquid. If the steamer basket has high sides like my mesh basket does, shake from side to side to rough up the parsnips. If your steamer basket doesn’t have high sides or is a collapsible basket, place the parsnips back in the drained inner pot, lift the inner pot and shake from side to side to rough up the potatoes.
    Prepared parsnips in mesh steamer basket - roughed up
  • Coat the parsnips in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, mix well.
    Roughed up parsnips in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp's inner pot ready to air fry
  • Place the Air Fryer Lid on and press Roast, programme 20minutes at 204ºC / 400ºF.
    Instant Pot Duo Crisp - programmed air frying time
  • Around half way through the display will say Turn Food (it will not be saying Food Burn, it’s just telling you to literally turn your food). So flip the parsnips over so that they can roast on the other side then place the air fryer lid back on.
    Parsnips ready to turn when the Instant Pot Duo Crisp's display says turn food
  • Add more time at the end of necessary for your taste.
    Instant Pot Duo Crisp Roasted parsnips ready to take out

Don’t have an air fryer lid?

  • Place the pressure cooked parsnips in a roasting tin, coat well in oil and place in a very hot oven for about 45 minutes, turning half way through or as necessary
Keyword Christmas, parsnips, sunday roast